Reta Shaw

September 13, 1912 – January 8, 1982

“No, I don’t approve of men, loudmusic, alcohol, and, uh, whoop-dee-doing.”


Reta Shaw


Housekeeper, overbearing wife, housekeeper,dotty neighbor, ex con, housekeeper…  asturdy woman and she’s one of my favorites.

Reta (I’ve always wondered if it was pronouncedRETTA) died in Encino, CA of emphysema.



She was cremated and is inurned in Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills.

Here’s a clip from The Ghost and Mr.Chicken. Go Reta, one of the Ghost Hunters. We could use a group like this in Hollywood.

Clicky the picky.



She was on The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.



Earworm of the day.